- Adjectives and review of the verb be in the present.
- Antonyms and synonyms.
- Review of introducing people.
Always watch the video without subtitles first in order to train your ears! It's a good idea to watch several times until you feel the "music", before watching the version with subtitles. Your pronunciation will be much better if you follow this rule.
The Jones Family
Watch this video, then click on Exercise 1
Same video with Precise Subtitles below ↓ but first you will watch again without subtitles! If you watch at least twice WITHOUT subtitles, your pronunciation will be much better in the end! PS: Subtitles begin at 2:09.
Click on "Exercise 1" after watching!
The best way I can describe this Americana lesson for beginners, is to call it "adjective fun". The interviewer asks them to give 3 adjectives to describe each other. After a mere minute and a half, we feel like we know a lot about them. Their replies are obviously ingenious, and we feel like they're learning things about each other for the first time as we watch.
Pat Jones, the mother, lives in West Virginia and has a southern USA accent. Her daughter Patty also has the same accent but less pronounced, while Mary seems to has lost hers completely.
We were lucky to have met them while they were on vacation in New York City.